1. A short summary of changes
User-friendliness of 'jack_auto' and 'resample' audio
objects has been improved. Compile-time support added for
both JACK -0.50 and 0.60-. Python-only implementation of ECI
is now selected by default. Work-around included for a bug in
ALSA -0.9.1 that broke xrun handling for record and playback.
Lots of small bugs have been fixed in the build process.
The SIGFPE bug that occured on FreeBSD systems is now
fixed, as is the non-aligned access problem on Alphas.
2. What is ecasound?
Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio
processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback,
recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect
processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling. Ecasound supports
a wide range of audio inputs, outputs and effect algorithms.
Effects and audio objects can be combined in various ways, and their
parameters can be controlled by operator objects like oscillators
and MIDI-CCs. A versatile console mode user-interface is included
in the package.
Ecasound is licensed under the GPL. The Ecasound Control Interface
(ECI) is licensed under the LGPL.
3. Changes since last release
Full list of changes is available at
4. Interface and configuration file changes
Kai Vehmanen (various)
Bug Hunting (items closed)
Jan Stary (2)
Feature requests (items implemented)
Daniel Kruszyna (jack_auto)
Janne Halttunen (resample,auto)
6. Links and files
Distributions with maintained ecasound support:
Agnula - http://www.agnula.org
Debian - http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/ecasound2.2.html
DeMuDi - http://www.demudi.org
FreeBSD - http://www.freebsd.org/ports/audio.html
Gentoo Linux - http://www.gentoo.org
PLD Linux - http://www.pld.org.pl
PlanetCCRMA - http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software
SuSE Linux - http://www.suse.de/en
Contrib Packages for Distributions:
Mandrake - http://rpm.nyvalls.se/sound9.0.html
Note! Distributors do not necessarily provide packages for
the very latest ecasound version.
Audio software for Linux!